Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette in a cut-price
deal during the January transfer window.
The 30-year-old is in the last year of his contract and is free to talk to foreign clubs
over a switch away from the Emirates in the New Year.
Therefore, Arsenal could be open to selling Lacazette – who signed for the Gunners
for a club-record £46.5million in 2017 – at a discounted price in January.
NSL Learnt: Lacazette is eager to leave the club after falling out of favour
under Mikel Arteta.
The Spanish outlet also states that Barcelona have entered the transfer race to sign
Lacazette. However, they will face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid.
Sportsmail previously reported how Atletico had registered an interest in the 30-
It is believed Atleti are keeping tabs on the former Lyon striker as Diego Simeone
looks to bolster his attacking options.
Ronald Koeman is eager to solve the ongoing crisis at Barcelona – having failed to win
for the third game running on Thursday night.
The Dutch manager believes Lacazette could be the answer as he has scored 67 goals
and contributed 29 assists in 173 appearances across all competitions during his time
However, his opportunities this season have been few and far between as he has
fallen down the pecking order under Arteta.
The Frenchman missed the first two Premier League games of the campaign after
contracting coronavirus last month.
Additionally, he has only played 31 minutes of league football so far, coming on a
substitute during Arsenal’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on August
An unused substitute in the Gunners’ last two Premier League games, Lacazette
made his first start of the season on Wednesday night, scoring in the Gunners’ 3-0
win over AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
The goal was his second in the competition this season, coming a month after he
scored in the 6-0 rout of West Bromwich Albion in the previous round.